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12111 NE 1st Street
Bellevue, WA 98005

Phone Number

(425) 456-4042

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The Teaching and Learning department is excited to have students back in school and we wanted to share information that is happening in different areas of our group. Read the Fall edition of the Teaching and Learning Newsletter (PDF)

Gifted High School Program

The Bellevue School District is committed to obtaining, developing, and delivering high quality curriculum in all subject areas that supports each of our students’ unique needs. Working collaboratively, we strive to develop a curriculum that raises the achievement of all students, narrows the gap between the highest and lowest performing students, and eliminates the racial predictability and disproportionality of which student groups occupy the highest and lowest achievement categories.

The expertise, insight, and creativity of our teachers are essential to the development and delivery of curriculum that meets these diverse needs. The teachers, administrators, and Teaching & Learning department share an interest in ensuring that course goals, unit goals, objectives, lessons, assessments, and materials are developed in a collaborative manner to continually improve and maintain the integrity of a high quality district curriculum

One-to-One Laptop Program

One-to-One computing offers many benefits to our modern day classroom and learner. The laptop will allow students to access learning materials and engage in real-time inquiry as their questions arise.

Curriculum Adoption

Curriculum is evaluated, adapted and developed on a continuing basis with reviews taking place at least once every seven years. Adoption committees, consisting of district staff and community members, are formed to review curriculum.

Supporting the Classroom

Curriculum Developers

Curriculum Developers collaborate with teachers to develop courses, improve and refine curriculum and assessments and anchor to the standards. Additionally, Developers stay abreast of new developments and instructional approaches in their subject area, including instructional technology and innovative instructional strategies and materials.


Instructional Technology Curriculum Leaders (ITCLs) are assigned to each school to provide training and support strong instruction and implementation of curriculum and technology programs. With devices in all secondary students hands and more devices in elementary school the ITCL helps with shifts in teaching. This including online resources (Dreambox, Amplify, Discovery Education), OneNote, SmartBoards, Synergy GradeBook, and other electronic resources.

Teaching & Learning

Curriculum Staff

All phone numbers begin (425) 456-####

PositionLast NameFirst NameEmailExtension
Developer 6-12 Educational TechnologyOnstotKeithonstotk@bsd405.org4645
Developer 6-12 English Language ArtsWellingtonCathywellingtonc@bsd405.org4158
Developer 6-12 PE/HealthMarcumTorimarcumt@bsd405.org7591
Developer AVIDDaviesMonicadaviesm@bsd405.org4268
Developer CTEBradyGracebradyg@bsd405.org4188
Developer Info LiteracyRobertsElizabethrobertse@bsd405.org5317
Developer K-12 Chinese Dual LanguageHuangPen Su (Eric)huangp@bsd405.org6989
Developer K-12 LiteracyNelsonEricnelsone@bsd405.org4126
Developer K-12 Performing & Visual ArtsWilbertMarkWilbertM@bsd405.org4203
Developer K-12 ScienceDiloretoAngiediloretoa@bsd405.org4163
Developer K-5 Social Studies, LAP Developer, WaKIDS and Pre-K to K CoordinatorAndersonAmber 4217
Developer K-12 Social StudiesSheltonPattySheltonP@bsd405.org4275
Developer K-12 STEMBortlesonCheribortlesonc@bsd405.org4102
Developer K-12 Visual ArtsHollowayJessicahollowayj@bsd405.org4203
Developer Math 5-8ConleyPaulconleyp@bsd405.org4096
Developer Math 8-12TakleMarytaklem@bsd405.org4164
Developer Math/Science K-5GallawaDiannegallawad@bsd405.org4219
Developer Multicultural Curriculum ElemStrazzullaJessicastrazzullaj@bsd405.org4022
Developer Multicultural Curriculum SecondaryWeigandEstellaweigande@bsd405.org4174
Developer SELPetersonRandipetersonr@bsd405.org4049
Developer SELPowellWendypowellw@bsd405.org4165
Developer STEMObaidYusraobaidy@bsd405.org4178
Director of Teaching and LearningBensonJenbensonj@bsd405.org4042
Director of Teaching and LearningPowersScottpowersw@bsd405.org4169
Director of Teaching and LearningFergusonEricFergusonE@bsd405.org4226
Interim Director of Teaching and LearningTaylorKelleataylork@bsd405.org4226
Director of CTEHenselmanMarilynhenselmanm@bsd405.org4186
The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.